11th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing 2015

Huntington Beach, CA, USA
December 6-9, 2015

MASM Keynote

John FowlerJohn Fowler is the Motorola Professor and Chair of the Supply Chain Management Department at Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. He has published over 100 journal articles and over 100 conference papers in discrete event simulation, deterministic scheduling, and multi-criteria decision making, among others areas. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). He was the Founding Chair of the first MASM Conference in 2000. 


Monday, December 7
MASM: A Look Back and a Peek Ahead
The first Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) papers on the use of simulation in semiconductor manufacturing appeared in the late 1980s and then appeared regularly throughout the 1990s. The first WSC track on semiconductor manufacturing was in 1996 and it was repeated in most WSCs over the next decade. The first Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) conference took place in 2000. The focus of the MASM conference was the use of operations research and statistical tools and techniques (including but not limited to discrete event simulation) aimed at improving semiconductor manufacturing operations. In 2008, MASM became a conference within WSC, keeping its focus that is broader than just discrete event simulation applications. In this talk, the history of modeling and simulation of semiconductor manufacturing from the early days to the present time will be discussed. This will include the separate efforts of WSC and MASM and the current combined efforts. Finally, the future of MASM and the possibility of adding some formal structure to the MASM community will be proposed.


The 2015 International Conference on Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) aims to again be a forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices between researchers and practitioners from around the world involved in modeling and analysis of high-tech manufacturing systems. We are convinced of the worth and importance of the continuation of the MASM events held in Tempe, Arizona in 2000 and 2002, Singapore in 2005, Miami, Florida in 2008, Austin, Texas in 2009, Baltimore, Maryland in 2010, Phoenix, Arizona in 2011, Berlin in 2012, Washington, DC in 2013 and Savannah, Georgia in 2014.

The MASM 2015 conference will be fully contained within the Winter Simulation Conference 2015 (WSC 2015), the leading conference in discrete event simulation. WSC 2015 features a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. WSC 2015 will take place in Huntington Beach, CA, USA. All attendees of the MASM conference will register for WSC 2015 at the same cost. All participants of WSC 2015 can attend MASM 2015 sessions.

We are looking for high-quality research at all levels of semiconductor manufacturing. At the operational level, improved equipment and process control and optimized scheduling and transportation policies must be studied. At the tactical level, better capacity planning and qualification management are expected. At the strategic level, demand planning, factory economics and supply chain efficiency must be improved to support the business. Moreover, better integration of decisions taken at different decisions levels is becoming a must. These various goals will be attained through new advanced control and statistical methods, computing techniques and operations research methods. We invite participants to present on all topics related to modeling and analysis that will help address these challenges. While the MASM conference is mostly focused on the current semiconductor industry state-of-the-art, neither presenters nor attendees need to be in the IC industry to participate. We are interested in any methodologies, research, and/or applications from other related industries such as TFT-LCD, flexible displays, bio-chip, solid state lighting (LED) and photovoltaic (PV) that might also share or want to share common and new practices.

The conference includes tutorials and related software demonstrations within the Winter Simulation Conference 2015. A broad range of papers is sought, including theoretical developments, applied research, and case studies. Interested individuals within academia, government agencies, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, students, contractors, and other interested parties are encouraged to participate.

MASM will feature a keynote talk by John Fowler, Motorola Professor and Department Chair, Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University. John Fowler was the Founding Chair of the first MASM Conference in 2000.

Conference Location

MASM 2015 will be held in Huntington Beach, California, USA at the Hyatt Regency [link to], the host hotel for WSC 2015. Its innovative, Spanish-inspired architecture sets the scene for a memorable retreat at this resort hotel, complete with pampering spa treatments, irresistible restaurants, ocean adventures and superior service. From surfing to arts and entertainment, Orange County attractions are minutes away. Dubbed Surf City USA, Huntington Beach is a mecca of all things surfing. Click here for more information about Huntington Beach attractions and the conference location.

Conference Organizers

Jesus Jimenez, Texas State University, USA
Gerald Weigert, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Kan Wu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

International Program Committee

Guy Curry, Texas A&M University, USA
Stephane Dauzere-Peres, École des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France
Hans Ehm, Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
Ken Fordyce, Arkieva, USA
John Fowler, Arizona State University, USA
Gary Godding, Intel, USA
Andy Ham, Liberty University, USA
Cathal Heavey, University of Limerick, Ireland
DJ Kim, Micron, USA
Andreas Klemmt, Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
Tae-Eog Lee, KAIST, South Korea
Dae-Eun Lim, Baekseok University, South Korea
Kenji Miyake, PMT Corporation, Japan
Lars Mönch, University of Hagen, Germany
James Morrison, KAIST, South Korea
Thomas Ponsignon, Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
Oliver Rose, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Israel Tirkel, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Reha Uzsoy, North Carolina State University, USA
Jei-Zheng Wu, Soochow University, Taiwan
Claude Yugma, École des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

MASM Conference Organizers
Jesus Jimenez
Texas State University

Kan Wu
Nanyang Technological University

Gerald Weigert
Technische Universitat Dresden